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UNICEF Executive Board

Members

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The Executive Board is made up of 36 Member States, elected to three-year terms by the Economic and Social Council, with the following regional allocation: Africa (8 seats), Asia (7), Eastern Europe (4), Latin America and Caribbean (5) and Western Europe and Others (12).

 

2019 Executive Board


Africa 

Angola
Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Djibouti
Ghana
Morocco
Sudan

Eastern Europe

Belarus
Czechia
Lithuania
Russian Federation



Asia

Bangladesh
China
Mongolia
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Turkmenistan


Latin America
    and Caribbean
   

Antigua and Barbuda
Brazil
Colombia
Guatemala
Mexico 


Western Europe
and Others


Australia
Canada
Denmark
France
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Portugal
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
United States of America


 

2020 Executive Board


Africa 

Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Djibouti
Ghana
Morocco
Sudan
Zimbabwe

Eastern Europe

Estonia
Lithuania
Republic of Moldova
Russian Federation



Asia

Bangladesh
China
Mongolia
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
Turkmenistan
Yemen


Latin America
    and Caribbean
   

Brazil
Colombia
Cuba
Mexico
Paraguay


Western Europe
and Others


Canada
Denmark
Ireland
Japan
Germany
New Zealand
Norway
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
United States of America



Executive Board Members by year

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

 2012

2011

2010

2009

Executive Board Members (1946-2019)


Election to the Executive Board
 

Every year, usually in April or May, the Economic and Social Council elects United Nations Member States from the five regions to serve as members of the Executive Board.

Each newly elected member starts the following calendar year and usually serves a three-year term. Only a certain number of new members are elected to the Executive Board in any given year, to ensure continuity of experience.

 Election of UNICEF Executive Board Seats

 Regions

2016

2017

2018

2019

 Africa (8 seats)

5

 1

2

5

 Asia (7 seats)

3

 2

2

3

 Eastern Europe (4 seats)

1

 2

1

1

 Latin America and Caribbean (5 seats)

1

 2

2

1

 Western Europe and other States (12 seats)*

4

 4

4

4

* The Western European and Others group has established a separate rotation scheme for its members under which some do not serve full three-year terms. The United States of America does not participate in this rotation scheme. 

Executive Board members, 2016-2019 (by United Nations Regional Group of Member States)
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